Electrified Jazz | The songs of TrianguliZona drift somewhere inbetween electro-jazz, distant references to 70’s electric Miles Davis to ambient-flavored experimentalism. The Croatian collective is hard to catch, hard to define. Sometimes you here beautiful melodies, than you listen to the carefully played drums, than you refind yourself in some sort of experimental jazz-ambient-soundscapes. Definitely a magnetic adventure from Portuguese netlabel test tube.
You rarely discover jazz in the free music world. And often if you download a release which proclaims "Hey, I am Jazz!" the glamour fades away quickly. But with the jazz-trioTrianguliZona it's totally different. The three musicians know how to play their instruments. Ivan Kapec (electric guitar and electronics), Andrej Jakuš (trumpet, flugelhorn and electronics) and Janko Novoselić (drums).
Their music is vivid, sometimes hard to catch in the first moment but always on point. Along with effects from dub to sampled loops TrianguliZona produce music in the tradition of modern jazzers like Bugge Wesseltoft or Nils Petter Molvaer. Enjoy this complex and live improvisations with progressive electric guitar, jazz trumpet with pedal and electronic effects. Catch that groove!
And, some last words... TrianguliZona is a four-headed project because they have also a visualist called Vladimir Končar. He combines the music with his own videos. Just have a look on the artist-website and check out these videos: vlak, oblaci and radnici.
MP3 Jazz Music Download
Videoclip: "Making New Directions (Sea)"
Videoclip: Rippling (Dress)
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This article was written on 5.March 2008 by mo.. mo. is a music-lover. The journalist and author from Cologne/Germany enjoys supporting the global netlabel-phenomena. For years he has explored the netlabel underground and has written numerous articles on the free music culture. He is the main-editor behind Phlow. Read more articles written by mo..